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Name : Tarun Kumar Mandal

Department : School of Chemical Sciences
Designation : Senior Professor
Contact : +91 33 2473 4971 (Ext:1562)
Email : psutkm@iacs.res.in


Home

  • Polymer-peptide/polypeptide conjugates and their structure property relationship
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Ionic liquid, poly(ionic liquid)s and poly(zwitterions) with tunable stimuli-responsive properties and their material applications
  • Pseudopeptidic poly(2-oxazoline)-based responsive block copolymers and their aggreagted nanostructures
  • Self-assembled polymeric as well as hybrid micro/nanostructures towards bioimaging, encapsulation/release of dyes and drugs
  • Cationic poly(ionic liquid)s/polypeptides for DNA/RNA polyplex formation

Our research is focused on the use of different controlled polymerization techniques as tools to synthesize various stimuli-responsive polymers/block copolymers/polypeptides, mesoporous polymers, peptide-polymer hybrids, amino acid-based polymers, metal/metal oxide-polymer hybrids for exploiting them in diversified range from advanced self-assembled nanomaterials to catalysts. We also aim to investigate the phase behaviors of newly designed ionic liquids, poly(ionic liquid)s and poly(zwitterions) in solid state and in solution and their materials applications. The research further includes synthesis of size- and shape-tunable metal, metal alloy and metal oxide nanostructures for catalysis/photocatalysis.

Research

  •  Polymer-peptide/polypeptide conjugates and their structure property relationship
  •  Stimuli-responsive polymers
  •  Ionic liquid, poly(ionic liquid)s and poly(zwitterions) with tunable stimuli-responsive properties and their material applications
  •  Pseudopeptidic poly(2-oxazoline)-based responsive block copolymers and their aggreagted nanostructures
  •  Self-assembled polymeric as well as hybrid micro/nanostructures towards bioimaging, encapsulation/release of dyes and drugs
  •  Cationic poly(ionic liquid)s/polypeptides for DNA/RNA polyplex formation

                                                     


Academic Profile

Education/Position


Senior Professor : Polymer Science Unit, IACS (Dec 2014 - Present).
Professor: Polymer Science Unit, IACS (Dec 2009 - Dec 2014).
Associate Professor: Polymer Science Unit, IACS (Dec 2005 - Dec 2009)
Senior Lecturer : Polymer Science Unit, IACS (Aug 2001 - Dec 2005)
Visiting Scientist : National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (Apr 2006 – July 2006).
Post-doc Research Associate: Tufts University, USA (1999-2001).
Post-doc Research Fellow: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (1997-1999).

Ph. D. : IACS, Jadavpur University (1997).
M. Sc. : Chemistry, Calcutta University.


Group

Palash Banerjee


SRF
M. Sc., Calcutta University
Research Interest: Synthesis of poly(ionic liquid)s and their solution phase behaviour.
psupb2@iacs.res.in
Ext. 1567, 1568
Md Anas

SRF
M. Sc., Jadavpur University
Research interest: Stimuli-responsive functionalized polypeptides and polymer-polypeptide conjugates and self-assembly.
psuma@iacs.res.in
Ext. 1567, 1568
Ambuz Basak

JRF
M. Sc., West Bengal State University Sulphur-Based Polymers and Poly(ionic Liquid)s ambuzbasak55555@gmail.com
Mahuya Kar


SRF
M. Sc., University of North Bengal
Responsive polymers
kar94mahuya@gmail.com
Ext. 1567, 1568
Priyanka Dinda


SRF
M. Sc., Calcutta University
Zwitterionic polymers and applications
priyankadinda12@gmail.com
Ext. 1567, 1568

 



Publication

Publications

 

Priyanka Dinda, Mahammad Anas, Palas Banerjee, and Tarun K. Mandal. Dual Thermoresponsive Boc-Lysine-Based Acryl Polymer: Raft Kinetics and Anti-Protein-Fouling of Its Zwitterionic Form. Macromolecules (Accepted) 2022.

 

Mahuya Kar, Mahammad Anas, Palas Banerjee, A. Singh, P. Sen, P. and Tarun K. Mandal. Amphiphilic Perylene Bisimide-Polymer Conjugates by Cysteine-Based Orthogonal Strategy: Vesicular Aggregation, DNA Binding and Cell Imaging. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater  2022DOI:10.1021/acsapm.2c00227.

 

Palash Banerjee, Mahuya Kar, Priyanka Dinda, and Tarun K. Mandal. Ionic Liquid-Based Unconventional Photoinitiators for Aqueous Polymerization. Eur. Polym. J. 2022162, 110870.

 

Palash Banerjee, Pulak Pal, A. Ghosh,  and Tarun K. Mandal. Ion Transport and Relaxation in Phosphonium Poly(Ionic Liquid) Homo- and Co-Polymers. J. Polym. Sci. 202159, 1556-1570.

 

Mahammad Anas, Priyanka Dinda, Mahuya Kar, and Tarun K. Mandal. Anion-Induced Thermoresponsiveness in Cationic Polycysteine and DNA Binding. Polym. Chem. 202112, 6329-6343.

 

S. K. Bhattacharyya, M. Dule, R. Paul, J. Dash, M. Anas, Tarun K. Mandal, P. Das, N. C. Das, S. Banerjee. Carbon Dot Cross-Linked Gelatin Nanocomposite Hydrogel for Ph-Sensing and Ph-Responsive Drug Delivery. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 20206, 5662-5674.

 

Palash Banerjee, Somdeb Jana, and Tarun K. Mandal. Coulomb Interaction-Driven Ucst in Poly(Ionic Liquid) Random Copolymers. Eur. Polym. J. 2020133, 109747.

 

Palash Banerjee, Mahammad Anas, and Tarun K. Mandal. Recent Developments in Stimuli-Responsive Poly(Ionic Liquid)s. J. Polym. Res. 202027, 177.

 

Mahammad Anas, Somdeb Jana, and Tarun K. Mandal. Vesicular Assemblies of Thermoresponsive Amphiphilic Polypeptide Copolymers for Guest Encapsulation and Release. Polym. Chem. 202011, 2889-2903.

 

Yajnaseni Biswas, Palash Banerjee and Tarun K. Mandal. From Polymerizable Ionic Liquids to Poly(ionic liquid)s: Structure-Dependent Thermal, Crystalline, Conductivity, and Solution Thermoresponsive BehaviorsMacromolecules201952 945–958

 

Somdeb Jana, Mahammad Anas, Tanmoy Maji, Sanjib Banerjee and Tarun K. Mandal. Tryptophan-based styryl homopolymer and polyzwitterions with solvent-induced UCST, ion-induced LCST and pH-induced UCST. Polym. Chem., 201910, 526 – 538.

 

Somdeb Jana, Yajnaseni Biswas, Mahammad Anas, Anupam Saha and Tarun K. Mandal. Poly[oligo(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)acrylate]-Based Poly(ionic liquid) Random Copolymers with Coexistent and Tunable Lower Critical Solution Temperature- and Upper Critical Solution Temperature-Type Phase Transitions. Langmuir, 2018, 24, 12653-12663

 
Yajnaseni Biswas, Pratyush Ghosh, and Tarun K. Mandal. Chemical Tuning of Zwitterionic Ionic Liquids for Variable Thermophysical Behaviours, Nanostructured Aggregates and Dual-Stimuli Responsiveness. Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 13322-13335.
 
S. Singh, K. Mitra, S. Senapati, R. Singh, Yajnaseni Biswas, S. K Sen Gupta, N. Misra, Tarun K. Mandal, P. Maiti, B. Ray. Water Soluble Fluorescent Graphene Nanodots. ChemNanoMat 2018, 4, 1177–1188.
 
Somdeb Jana, Yajanseni Biswas, Tarun K. Mandal. Methionine-based cationic polypeptide/polypeptide block copolymer with triple-stimuli responsiveness: DNA polyplexation and phototriggered release. Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 1869-1884
 
Yajnaseni Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Structural Variation in Homopolymers Bearing Zwitterionic and Ionic Liquid Pendants for Achieving Tunable Multi-Stimuli Responsiveness and Hierarchical Nanoaggregates. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 9807-9820.
 
Madhab Dule, Mrinmoy Biswas, Yajnaseni Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Redox-Active Poly(ionic liquid)-Engineered Ag Nanoparticle-Decorated ZnO Nanoflower Heterostructure: A Reusable Composite Catalyst for Photopolymerization into High-molecular-weight Polymers. Polymer, 2017, 133, 223-231.
 
Anupam Saha, Somdeb Jana, Avijit Bose, Tarun K. Mandal, Peptide-Poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) Conjugates: Synthesis and Aqueous/Nonaqueous Self-Aggregation into Nanostructures of Dendritic and Spherical Morphologies. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 3286-3297.
 
Yajnaseni Biswas, Somdeb Jana, Madhab Dule and Tarun K. Mandal,“Responsive Polymer Nanostructures” In “Polymer-Engineered Nanostructures for Advanced Energy Applications”; Eds: Lin, Z., Yang, Y., Zhang, A., Springer International Publishing, Cham., 2017; pp 173-304.
 
Tanmoy Maji, Sanjib Banerjee, Avijit Bose and Tarun K. Mandal, A Stimuli-Responsive Methionine-Based Zwitterionic Methacryloyl Sulfonium Sulfonate Monomer and the Corresponding Antifouling Polymer with Tunable Thermosensitivity. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 3164-3176.
 
Yajnaseni Biswas, Madhab Dule and Tarun K. Mandal. Poly(ionic liquid)-Promoted Solventborne Efficient Exfoliation of MoS2/MoSe2 Nanosheets for Dual-Responsive Dispersion and Polymer Nanocomposite. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 4747–4759.
 
Madhab Dule, Mrinmoy Biswas, Yajnaseni Biswas, Kuheli Mandal, N. R. Jana and Tarun K. Mandal. Cysteine-Based Amphiphilic Peptide-Polymer Conjugates via Thiol-mediated Radical Polymerization: Synthesis, Self-assembly, RNA Polyplexation and N-Terminus Fluorescent Labeling for Cell Imaging. Polymer, 2017, 112, 125-135.
 
Somdeb Jana, Avijit Bose, Anupam Saha, and Tarun K. Mandal. Photocleavable and Tunable Thermoresponsive Amphiphilic Random Copolymer: Self-Assembly into Micelles, Dye Encapsulation and Triggered Release. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 1714-1729
 
Avijit Bose, Somdeb Jana, Anupam Saha, Tarun K. Mandal. Amphiphilic Polypeptide-Polyoxazoline Graft Copolymer Conjugate with Tunable Thermoresponsiveness: Synthesis and Self-assembly into Various Micellar Structures in Aqueous and Nonaqueous Media. Polymer, 2017, 110, 12-24.
 
Anupam Saha, Somdeb Jana, and Tarun K. Mandal. Peptide-Poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) Conjugate into Composite Micelles in Organic Solvents Versus Peptide-Poly(methacrylic acid) Conjugate into Spherical and Worm-like Micelles in Water: Synthesis and Self-Assembly. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2016, 54, 3019-3031.
 
Yajnaseni Biswas, Tanmoy Maji, Madhab Dule and Tarun K. Mandal. Tunable Doubly Responsive UCST-type Phosphonium Poly(ionic liquid): A Thermosensitive Dispersant for Carbon Nanotubes. Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 867-877.
 
Somdeb Jana, Anupam Saha, Tapas K. Paira, and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis and Self-Aggregation of Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-Based Photocleavable Block Copolymer: Micelle, Compound Micelle, Reverse Micelle, and Dye Encapsulation/Release. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120, 813–824.
 
Madhab Dule, Mrinmoy Biswas, Tapas K. Paira, Tarun K. Mandal. Hierarchical Nanostructures of Tunable Shapes Through Self-aggregation of POSS End-functional Polymer and Poly(ionic liquid) Hybrids. Polymer, 2015, 77, 32-41.
 
Anupam Saha, Tapas K. Paira, Mrinmoy Biswas, Somdeb Jana, Sanjib Banerjee, Tarun K. Mandal. Combined Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization and Ring-Opening Polymerization to Design Polymer–Polypeptide Copolymer Conjugates Toward Self-Aggregated Hybrid Micro/Nanospheres for Dye Encapsulation. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2015, 53, 2313–2319.
 
Tanmoy Maji, Sanjib Banerjee, Yajnaseni Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Dual-Stimuli-Responsive Serine-Based Zwitterionic UCST-Type Polymer with Tunable Thermosensitivity. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 4957−4966.
 
Tamalika Das, Tapas K. Paira, Mrinmoy Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Ionic Liquid Cross-Linked Multifunctional Cationic Polymer Nanobeads via Dispersion Polymerization: Applications in Anion Exchange, Templates for Palladium, and Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 4324−4332.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tapas K. Paira and Tarun K. Mandal. Surface Confined Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Access to Custom Library of Polymer-Based Hybrid Materials for Specialty Applications. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 4153-4167.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tanmoy Maji, Tapas K. Paira, and Tarun K. Mandal. Diblock Copolymers with Miscible Blocks via One-Pot Sequential Cationic Polymerization and Their Block-Length-Dependent Vesicular Aggregation. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2014, 215, 440−451.
 
Tanmoy Maji, Sanjib Banerjee, Mrinmoy Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. In Situ Synthesis of Ultra-small Platinum Nanoparticles Using Water Soluble Polyphenolic Polymer with High Catalytic Activity. RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 51745-51753.
 
Mrinmoy Biswas, Anupam Saha, Madhab Dule and Tarun K. Mandal. Polymer-Assisted Chain-like Organization of CuNi Alloy Nanoparticles: Solvent-Adoptable Pseudohomogeneous Catalysts for Alkyne–Azide Click Reactions with Magnetic Recyclability. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 22156–22165.
 
Mrinmoy Biswas, Madhab Dule, P. N. Samanta, S. Ghosh and Tarun K. Mandal. Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids with Different Fatty Acid Anions: Phase Behavior, Electronic Structure and Ionic Conductivity Investigation. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 16255-16263.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tanmoy Maji and Tarun K. Mandal. Graft copolymers via combination of cationic polymerization and atom transfer radical polymerization and their phase separation into spherical/worm-like nanostructures. Colloid Polym. Sci. 2014, 292, 2217-2226.
 
A.K. Mishra, N. K. Vishwakarma, V.K. Patel, C. S. Biswas, Tapas K. Paira, Tarun K. Mandal, P. Maiti and B. Ray. Synthesis, characterization, and solution behavior of well-defined double hydrophilic linear amphiphilic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-b-poly (ε-caprolactone)-b-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) triblock copolymers. Colloid Polym. Sci. 2104, 292, 1405-1418.
 
Tapas K. Paira, Anupam Saha, Sanjib Banerjee, Tamalika Das, P. Das, N. R. Jana and Tarun K. Mandal. Fluorescent Amphiphilic PEG-Peptide-PEG Triblock Conjugate Micelles for Cell Imaging. Macromol. Biosci. 2014, 14, 929–935.
 
Harunar Rashid, Manoj Raula and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis of Magnetic Nanostructures: Shape Tuning by the Addition of a Polymer at Low Temperature. Mater. Chem. Phys. 2014, 145, 491-498.
 
S. K. Saha, S. Bhaumik, Tanmoy Maji, Tarun K. Mandal and A. J. Pal. Solution-processed reduced graphene oxide in light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices with the same pair of active materials. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 35493-35499.
 
Manoj Raula, Mrinmoy Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Ionic liquid-based solvent-induced shape-tunable small-sized ZnO nanostructures with interesting optical properties and photocatalytic activities. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 5055-5064.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tanmoy Maji, Tapas K. Paira and Tarun K. Mandal. Amino Acid-Based Zwitterionic Polymer and Its Cu(II)-Induced Aggregation Into Nanostructures: A Template for CuS and CuO Nannoparticles. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 1480-1486.
 
A.K. Mishra, K. Ramesh, Tapas K. Paira, D. N. Srivastava, Tarun K. Mandal, N. Misra, B. Ray. Synthesis and self-assembly properties of well-defined four-arm star poly(e-caprolactone)-b-poly (N-vinylpyrrolidone) amphiphilic block copolymers. Polym. Bull. 2013, 70, 2301-2320.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tapas K. Paira and Tarun K. Mandal. Control of molecular weight and tacticity in stereospecific living cationic polymerization of a-methylstyrene at 0 oC using FeCl3-based initiators: Effect of tacticity on thermal properties. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2013, 214, 132-1344
 
Mrinmoy Biswas, Enakshi Dinda, Tapas K. Paira, Mouni Roy and Tarun K. Mandal. Gelation of Amino acid-Based Amphiphiles in Water-Based Mixed Solvent Systems: Reusable Catalytic Templates for Nanostructured Silica and Silica-Zirconia Photocatalyst. Soft Mater., 2013, 9, 5293-5304.
 
N. K. Vishwakarma, A. K. Mishra, A. Mishra, Tapas K. Paira, V. K. U. Patel, C. S. Biswas, Tarun K. Mandal, P. Maiti, and B. Ray. Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Novel Amphiphilic Poly(D-Gluconamidoethyl Methacrylate) (PGAMA)-b-Polyurethane (PU)-b-Poly(D-Gluconamidoethyl Methacrylate)(PGAMA) Triblock Copolymers. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2013, 128, 1369-1380.
 
Manoj Raula, Diwpanita Maity, Harunar Rashid and Tarun K. Mandal. In Situ Formation of Chiral Core-Shell Nanostructures with Raspberry-Like Gold Core and Dense Organic Shells using Catechin and Their Catalytic Application. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 18335–18344.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tapas K. Paira, Atanu Kotal and Tarun K. Mandal. Surface-Confined Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from Sacrificial Mesoporous Silica Nanospheres for Preparing Mesoporous Polymer/Carbon Nanospheres with Faithful Shape Replication: Functional Mesoporous Materials. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22, 4751-4762.
 
K. Ramesh, A. K. Mishra, V. K. Patel, N. K. Vishwakarma, C. S. Biswas, Tapas K. Paira, Tarun K. Mandal, P. Maiti, N Misra, and B. Ray. Synthesis of well-defined amphiphilic poly(D,L-lactide)-b-poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) block copolymers using ROP and xanthate-mediated RAFT polymerization. Polymer 2012, 53, 5743-5753.
 
Tapas K. Paira, Sanjib Banerjee and Tarun K. Mandal. Peptide-Poly(e-caprolactone) Biohybrids by Grafting-From Ring-Opening Polymerization: Synthesis, Aggregation and Crystalline Properties. J. Poly. Sci. Poly. Chem. Ed. 2012, 50, 2130-2141.
 
P. Mondal, Sanjib Banerjee, A. S. Roy, Tarun K. Mandal and S. M. Islam. In Situ Prepared Mesoporous Silica Nanospheres Supported Palladium(II) 2-Aminopyridine Complex Catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction in Water. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 20434 – 20442.
 
Manoj Raula, Harunar Rashid, Sima Lai, Mouni Roy, and Tarun K. Mandal. Solvent-Adoptable Polymer Ni/NiCo Alloy Nanochains: Highly Active and Versatile Catalysts for Various Organic Reactions in both Aqueous and Nonaqueous Media. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, 878-889.
 
Mrinmoy Biswas, Enakshi Dinda, Harunar Rashid and Tarun K. Mandal. Correlation Between Catalytic Activity and Surface Ligands of Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticles. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2012, 368, 77-85.
 
Enakshi Dinda, Mrinmoy Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Morphological Transition during Reversible Aqueous and Organic Phase Transfer of Gold Nanostructures Synthesized by Tyrosine-Based Amphiphiles. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 18518-18530.
 
A.K. Mishra, V.K. Patel, N.K. Vishwakarma, C.S. Biswas, Manoj Raula, A. Misra, Tarun K. Mandal, and B. Ray. Synthesis of Well-Defined Amphiphilic Poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-b-poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) Block Copolymers via the Combination of ROP and Xanthate-Mediated RAFT Polymerization. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 2465-2473.
 
J.A. Khan, Tarun K. Mandal, T.K. Das, Y. Singh, B. Pillai, and S. Maiti. Magnetite Fe3O4 Nanocrystals Affect the Expression of Genes Involved in the TGF-beta Signalling Pathway. Mol. Biosystems 2011, 7, 1481-1486.
 
Harunar Rashid, Manoj Raula and Tarun K. Mandal. Polymer Assisted Synthesis of Chain-like Cobalt-Nickel Alloy Nanostructures: Magnetically Recoverable and Reusable Catalysts with High Activities. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 4904-4917.
 
Enakshi Dinda, Harunar Rashid, Mrinmoy Biswas and Tarun K. Mandal. Redox-Active Ionic Liquid-Assisted One-Step General Method to Prepare Gold Nanoparticles Thin Films: Applications in Refractive Index Sensing and Catalysis. Langmuir 2010, 26, 17568-17580. (Highlighted in Nature India: doi:10.1038/nindia.2010.172)
 
Atanu Kotal, Tapas K. Paira, Sanjib Banerjee, C. Bhattacharya and Tarun K. Mandal. Free Radical Polymerization of Alkyl Methacrylates with N,N-Dimethylanilinium p-Toluenesulfonate at Above Ambient Temperature: A Quasi-Living System. Polym. Chem. 2010, 1, 1689-1695.
 
Tapas K. Paira, Sanjib Banerjee, Manoj Raula, Atanu Kotal, Satyabrata Si and Tarun K. Mandal. Peptide-Polymer Bioconjugates via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Their Solution Aggregation into Hybrid Micro/Nanospheres for Dye Uptake. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 4050-4061.
 
Enakshi Dinda, Harunar Rashid and Tarun K. Mandal. Amino Acid-Based Redox Active Amphiphiles to In Situ Synthesize Gold Nanostructures: From Sphere to Multipod. Cryst. Growth Des. 2010, 10, 2421-2433.
 
Manoj Raula, Harunar Rashid, Tapas K. Paira, Enakshi Dinda and Tarun K. Mandal. Ascorbate Assisted Growth of Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures: Sphere, Spindle, Flower and Their Catalytic Properties. Langmuir 2010, 26, 8769-8782.
 
Atanu Kotal, Tapas K. Paira, Sanjib Banerjee and Tarun K. Mandal. Ultrasound-Induced In-Situ Formation of Coordination Organogels from Isobutyric Acids and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles. Langmuir 2010, 26, 6576-6582.
 
Sanjib Banerjee, Tapas K. Paira, Atanu Kotal and Tarun K. Mandal. Room Temperature Living Cationic Polymerization of Styrene with HX-Styrenic Monomer Adduct/FeCl3 Systems in the Presence of Tetrabutylammonium Halide and Tetraalkylphosphonium Bromide Salts. Polymer 2010, 51, 1258-1269.
 
Harunar Rashid, Manoj Raula, Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee and Tarun K. Mandal. Low-temperature Polymer-Assisted Synthesis of Shape-Tunable Zinc Oxide Nanostructures Dispersible in Both Aqueous and Non-aqueous Media. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2009, 339, 249-258.
 
Satyabrata Si, Manoj Raula, Tapas K. Paira and Tarun K. Mandal. Metal Ion Coordination-Driven Reversible Self-Assembly of Carboxylated Peptide-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. ChemPhysChem 2008, 9, 1578-1584.
 
Harunar Rashid and Tarun K. Mandal. Template-less Synthesis of Polygonal Gold Nanoparticles: An Unsupported and Reusable Catalyst with Superior Activity. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 2261-2271.
 
Satyabrata Si, Enakshi Dinda and Tarun K. Mandal. In situ Synthesis of Shape-Selective Gold Nanocrystals Using Oligopeptide Template: Effect of Various Reaction Parameters. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2008, 8, 5934-5941.
 
K.C. Yen, Tarun K. Mandal and E.M. Woo. Enhancement of Bio-compatibility via Specific Interactions in Polyesters Modified with a Bio-resourceful Macromolecular Ester Containing Polyphenol Groups. J Biomed. Mater. Res. A. 2008, 86A, 701-712.
 
Enakshi Dinda, Satyabrata Si, Atanu Kotal and Tarun K. Mandal. Novel Ascorbic Acid-Based Ionic Liquids for the In situ Synthesis of Quasi-Spherical and Anisotropic Gold Nanostructures in Aqueous Medium. Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 5528-5537.
 
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Harunar Rashid and Tarun K. Mandal. Environmentally Benign In Situ Synthesis of Gold Nanotapes using Carboxymethyl Cellulose. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2008, 8, 3610-3615.
 
Atanu Kotal, Satyabrata Si, Tapas K. Paira and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis of Semitelechelic POSS-Polymethacrylate Hybrids by Thiol-Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization with Unusual Thermal Behaviours. J. Poly. Sci. Poly. Chem. Ed. 2008, 46, 1111-1123.
 
Satyabrata Si, Enakshi Dinda, and Tarun K. Mandal. In Situ Synthesis of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles by Using Redox-Active Amphiphiles and Their Phase Transfer to Organic Solvents. Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 9850-9861.
 
Harunar Rashid and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis and Catalytic Application of Nanostructured Silver Dendrites. J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 16750-16760.
 
Harunar Rashid, Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee and Tarun K. Mandal. Organic Ligand-Mediated Synthesis of Shape-Tunable Gold Nanoparticles: An Application of Their Thin Film as Refractive Index Sensors. J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 9684-9693.
 
Satyabrata Si and Tarun K. Mandal. Tryptophan Based Peptides to Synthesize Gold and Silver Nanoparticles: A Mechanistic and Kinetics Study. Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 3160-3168.
 
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee and Tarun K. Mandal. Polymer Mediated Controlled Chain-like Self-Assembly of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2007, 307, 288-295.
 
Satyabrata Si, Atanu Kotal and Tarun K. Mandal. One-dimensional Assembly of Peptide functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: An Approach Towards Mercury Ion Sensing. J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 1248-1255.
 
Satyabrata Si and Tarun K. Mandal. Effect of pH on the Reversible Assembly of Peptide Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles. Langmuir 2007, 23, 190-195.
 
M. Thakur, K. De, S. Giri, Satyabrata Si, Atanu Kotal and Tarun K. Mandal. Interparticle Interaction and Size Effect in Polymer Coated Magnetite Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Condens. Matter. 2006, 18, 9093-9104.
 
Harunar Rashid, Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Atanu Kotal and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis of Spongy Gold Nanocrystals with Pronounced Catalytic Activities. Langmuir 2006, 22, 7141-7143.
 
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Mukut Chakraborty and Tarun K. Mandal. Reversible Association of Thermoresponsive Gold Nanoparticles: Polyelectrolyte Effect on the Lower Critical Solution Temperature of Poly (vinyl methyl ether). J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 6768-6775.
 
Satyabrata Si, Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, A. Banerjee and Tarun K. Mandal. A Mechanistic and Kinetic Study of the formation of Metal nanoparticles Using a Synthetic Oligopeptide. Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 1256-1265.
 
Atanu Kotal, Tarun K. Mandal and David R. Walt. Synthesis of Gold–Poly(methyl methacrylate) Core–Shell Nanoparticles by Surface-Confined Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization at Elevated Temperature. J. Poly. Sci. Poly. Chem. Ed. 2005, 43, 3631-3642.
 
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, A. K. Das, D. Haldar, Satyabrata Si, A. Banerjee, and Tarun K. Mandal. Peptide-Assisted Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles and Their Self-Assembly. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2005, 5, 1141-1147.
 
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Mukut Chakraborty and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis of Size-Tunable Gold Nanoparticles by Poly(vinyl phenol) and Electrostatic Multilayer Deposition of the Gold-Poly(vinyl phenol) Nanocomposite. J Nanosci. Nanotech. 2004, 4, 844-848.
 
Satyabrata Si, Atanu Kotal, Tarun K. Mandal, S. Giri, H. Nakamura, and T. Kohara. Size-Controlled Synthesis of Magnetite Nanoparticles in the Presence of Polyelectrolytes. Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 3489-3496.
 
David R. Walt, Tarun K. Mandal and M.S. Fleming. Polymeric Microspheres. United States Patent 2014 No. 6,720,007, 2004.
 
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Mukut Chakraborty and Tarun K. Mandal. Synthesis of Dendrimer-Stabilized Gold-Polypyrrole Core-Shell Nanoparticles. J Nanosci. Nanotech. 2003, 3, 487-491.
 
Tarun K. Mandal, M.S. Fleming and David R. Walt. Preparation of Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles by Surface Confined Living Radical Polymerization at Ambient Temperature. Nano Lett. 2002, 2, 3-7.
 
David R. Walt, I. Biran and Tarun K. Mandal. Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors. Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Academic Press, Sandiago, USA. 3rd Ed., 2001, Vol. 5, 803-829.
 
M.S. Fleming, Tarun K. Mandal and David R. Walt. Nanosphere-Microsphere Assembly: A Novel Method for Core-Shell Materials Preparation. Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 2210-2216.
 
S. Bhattacharyya, S.K. Saha, Tarun K. Mandal, Broja M. Mandal, D. Chakravorty and K. Goswami. A.C. Conduction in Interpenetrating Conducting Composites of Polypyrrole and Poly(styrene-co-butyl acrylate). J. Appl. Phys. 2001, 89, 5547-5551.
 
Tarun K. Mandal, M.S. Fleming and David R. Walt. Production of Hollow Polymeric Microspheres by Surface Confined Living Radical Polymerization on Silica Templates. Chem. Mater. 2000, 12, 3481-3487.
 
Eamor M. Woo, T.K. Mandal and L.L. Chang. Window of Acrylonitrile Content for Miscibility in Blends Comprising Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)s and Poly(benzyl methacrylate). Macromolecules 2000, 33, 4186-4192.
 
Eamor M. Woo, Tarun K. Mandal, L.L. Chang, S.C. Lee. Characterization of Miscible Poly(ethylene oxide)/ Poly(phenyl methacrylate) System and the Analysis of Asymmetric Tg-Composition Dependence. Polymer 2000, 41, 6663-6670.
 
Eamor M. Woo, Tarun K. Mandal and S.C. Lee. Relationships Between Ringed Spherulitic Morphology and Miscibility in Blends of Poly(caprolactone) with Poly(benzyl methacrylate) Versus Poly(phenyl methacrylate). Colloid Polym. Sci. 2000, 278, 1032-1042.
 
Eamor M. Woo and Tarun K. Mandal. Effect of Acrylonitrile Content in Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)s on Polyblend Miscibility and Phase Behavior. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem., 2000, 41(1), 486.
 
Tarun K. Mandal, J.F. Kuo and Eamor M. Woo. Miscibility and spherulite growth kinetics in the poly(ethylene oxide)/ poly(benzyl methacrylate) system. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys. 2000, 38, 562-572.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Broja M. Mandal. Dispersion Polymerization of Pyrrole using Ethylhydroxyethylcellulose as a Stabilizer. J. Poly. Sci. Poly. Chem. Ed. 1999, 37, 3723-3729.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Eamor M. Woo. Miscible Blends Comprising two Carbonyl-containing Polymers: Poly(caprolactone) with Poly(benzyl methacrylate). Polym. J. 1999, 31, 226-232.
 
Eamor M. Woo and T.K. Mandal. Thermal Transition Behavior in Miscible Polyester/Acrylic Polymer Pair: Poly(caprolactone) and Poly(phenyl methacrylate). Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1999, 20, 46-49.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Eamor M. Woo. Marginal Miscibility and Solvent-Dependent Phase Behavior in Solution- Blended Poly(vinyl methyl ether)/Poly(benzyl methacrylate). Macromol Chem. Phys.1999, 200, 1143-1149.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Eamor M. Woo. Phase Behavior and Borderline Miscibility in Blends of Syndiotactic Polystyrene with Poly(vinyl methyl ether). Polymer 1999, 40, 2813-2820.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Eamor M. Woo. Reversibility of Thermodynamic Lower Critical Solution Temperature Phenomenon in Miscible Poly(caprolactone)/Poly(benzyl methacrylate). J. Polym. Research 1998, 5, 205-211.
 
M. Ghosh, Tarun K. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti and T.N. Misra. Spectroscopic Study of Solid-State Photoreaction in Organic Crystals: Photopolymerization of the Dimethyl Ester of p-Phenylenediacrylic Acid. J. Raman Spec. 1998, 29, 807-811.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and B.M. Mandal. A Dispersion Polymerization System with Nuclei Distinguishable from Polymer Particles. Langmuir 1997, 13, 2421-2424
 
S.K. Saha, Tarun K. Mandal, Broja M. Mandal and D. Chakravorty. A.C. Conduction in Conducting (PPy-PVME) Polymer Composite Materials. J. Appl. Phys. 1997, 81, 2646-2650.
 
A.K. Dutta, K. Roy, Tarun K. Mandal, P. Banerjee and T.N. Misra. Steady-State and Time-Resolved Spectroscopic Studies of Palmitoyl Acriflavin Assembled in Langmuir-Blodgett Films. Mol. Mat. 1996, 6, 79.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Broja M. Mandal. Interpenetrating Polymer Network Composites of Polypyrrole and Poly(methyl acrylate) or Poly(styrene co butyl acrylate) with low Percolation Thresholds. Synthetic Metals 1996, 80, 83-89
 
A.K. Dutta, K. Ray, Tarun K. Mandal, Md. E. Haque and T.N. Misra. A Fluorescence Study of Naphthalene Tagged Poly(vinyl alcohol) Assembled in Langmuir-Blodgett Films Mixed with Stearic acid. Optical Materials 1995, 4, 609-616.
 
Tarun K. Mandal and Broja M. Mandal. Ethylhydroxyethylcellulose Stabilized Polypyrrole Dispersion. Polymer 1995, 36, 1911-1913.
 

 


Facilities

GPC-HPLC

Gas Chromatography

Optical Microscope

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Microwave reactor

IR spectrophotometer

Photoreactor

 


Open Positions

Interested candidates with specialization in Organic Chemistry/Polymer Chemistry/Physical Chemistry may contact directly to Prof. T. K. Mandal (psutkm@iacs.res.in) for Ph.D. positions


Project Students Alumni

 


Alumni
Ph.D. Students:
Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee


(rrbhattacharjee@kol.amity.edu)
Ph.D. (2006)
Associate Professor, Amity University, Kolkata
Satayabrata Si


(satyabrata.si@kiitbiotech.ac.in)
Ph.D. (2007)
Assistant Professor, KIIT, Bhubaneswar
Atanu Kotal


(atanukotal78@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2008)
Assistant Professor, JIS University, Kolkata
Harunar Rashid


(harunar.rashid@rgu.ac.in)
Ph.D. (2009)
Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi University, AP
Enakshi Dinda


(enakshi.dinda@heritageit.edu)
Ph.D. (2011)
Assistant Professor, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Manoj Raula


(manojraula@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2012)
Assistant Professor, Amity University, Noida
Tapas K. Paira


(tpaira@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2012)
Assistant Professor, Surendranath College, Kolkata
Sanjib Banerjee


(sanjib.banerjee@iitbhilai.ac.in)
Ph.D. (2013)
Assistant Professor, IIT Bhilai
Mrinmoy Biswas


(mrinmoy.org@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2014)
Executive Chemist, ONGC, Ahmedabad
Anupam Saha


(anupamsaha98@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2017)
Chemist, Geological Survey of India
Madahb Dule


(madhab.bu@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2017)
Research Associate, Materials Science Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Tanmoy Maji


Ph.D. (2018)
Somdeb Jana


(sjana.chemistry@gmail.com)
Ph.D. (2018)
Research Associate, Charles University, Prague


Project Students:

Tamalika Das (psutd25@gmail.com)
(2013)
Suparna Poddar (suparnapoddar2012@gmail.com)
(2014)
Ritabrita Goswamai (tapur.goswami2011@gmail.com)
(2016)
Pratyush Ghosh (pratyushghosh2014@gmail.com)
(2017)
Amal Gain (amalgainbabu@gmail.com)
(2018)
Suman Bhowmik (sbhowmik996@gmail.com)
(2018)
Nadira Hassan (nadirahassan250@gmail.com)
(2019)
Sreshtha Nayek (nayek.sreshtha@gmail.com)
(2019)
Ritobroto Sikdar (ritobrotosikdar65@gmail.com)
(2019)


Honors/Awards

  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal, 2012
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal, 2013
  • Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, 2014
  • M. Santappa Award in Polymer Science (The Society for Polymer Science, India), 2018


Contact Us






Tarun Kumar Mandal
School of Chemical Sciences
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032, India
Phone: +91-33-24734971 (Ext. 1562)
Fax: +91-33-2473-2805
psutkm@iacs.res.in